The forecast around here is rain, rain and more rain. But we are making the most of it and embracing the rain!
The girls loved standing out between rain storms today and just feeling the wind and the cool air. The wind was so strong and if it had not been a spur of the moment, on our way out of the house, kind of activity I would have loved to get pictures of how they were moving in the wind and watching each other's hair blow.
We also wanted to do some painting today. When we paint we are always in one of two spots; the girl's little art table in the basement that just faces a wall or the kitchen table. At the kitchen table they can kind of turn around the peek out the windows but with the deck right there it is not a great view. So, today to help them feel more inspired I decided to set all of out paints up right by the basement door, with a great view of the backyard and the cloudy sky. There were huge black/grey clouds moving fast across the sky and I knew that would be the first thing the girls saw.
Avery had fun painting clouds too!
So, we painted clouds and watched the rain for a while. Sam still asks why it rains and I have started saying "why don't you tell me". The answers that she gives me are so great. They usually have to do with us needing more tomatoes or pumpkins which we can't have if it doesn't rain. And I love having her tell me all about where the rain comes from too. She always says that the clouds "are just too heavy".
I think it is great to not have my girls sad about rainy days. Similar to cold and snow, I want them to embrace every different type of weather!
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